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Grief and Bereavement Counseling Program: Depression or Just Grief?

Grief and Bereavement Counseling Program: Depression or Just Grief?

Grief Counseling Helps Diagnose Between True and Untrue Depression As the bereavement process is better understood, many misdiagnosed cases of depression have been identified.  Clinical counselors are beginning to understand the nature of grief more and more as grief counseling becomes a more prominent field. Paula Span writes about this in the New York Times in her article, “Grief Over New Depression Diagnosis” To read the entire article, please click here To review the grief and bereavement counseling program, please click here   AIHCP   AIHCP

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Grieving During the Civil War

Grieving During the Civil War

The Grief of the Civil War The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American History.  The death and suffering that followed in its footprints left numerous families grief stricken.  The article below discusses the cultural and social issues and how families handled the grief of the Civil War. Lisa Haushofer of Remedia writes about death and suffering during the civil war in her article, “Examination: Death and Dying During the Civil War: Drew Faust At The Countway Library of Medicine” Some of us would claim not to be frightened of death, but would admit to concern about the end

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Grieving a Loss of a Friend from a Jewish Perspective and Become a Certified Grief Counselor

Grief Counseling from a Jewish Perspective and Become a Certified Grief Counselor Rabbi Greyber takes a different look at grief counseling in regards to the loss of friends within the Jewish religion.  The article below outlines the basis for his book   There are many rituals of grief for the Jewish religion.  Ryan Torok takes a look at how Jews handle grief regarding a loss of a friend in his article “Rabbi Explores Grief In New Memoir ‘Faith Unravels’.  This article is found in the Jewishjournal.com With “Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God,” Rabbi Daniel Greyber, former executive

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Program in Grief Counseling: Using Art As A Positive Way to Channel Grief

Program in Grief Counseling: Overcoming Grief Through Artistic Channels One of the ways people overcome grief and adapt to the new loss is through channeling the sadness into creation and positive memorials of the loss.  Rituals, memorials and other forms of positive commeration are all ways people cope with grief.  Art is no different and is also a healthy way to express grief.  The story below is about a man who used art to overcome grief Lou Fancher in “East County Times” writes about the inspiring story of Guy Combes in his article, “Antiohc Artist Turns Grief Into Inspiration” The

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Grief Counseling Programs: When Does Grief Become Pathological?

Grief Counseling Programs: When Does Grief Become Pathological?

Grief Counseling Programs: Grief a Disorder? The past discussions of grief as a disorder or a pathology have died with many of Freud’s ideas on grief.  Grief counselors, especially certified grief counselors,  deal with basic human grief as a natural reaction to loss.  However, in some cases, grief can become complicated.  In these cases, grief can become classified as a disorder when accomodation and adaptation never comes after grief. Kevin Hartnett of the Boston Globe writes about this in his article, “Is Grief Really a Disorder”. To read the article, click here To learn more about grief and grief counseling

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Grief Counseling Courses for Certification: Dealing With Grief In A Positive Way.

Grief Counseling Courses for Certification: Dealing With Grief In A Positive Way.

Grief Counseling Courses for Certification Dealing with grief is never easy.   It can hurt us emotionally and physically.   We must, however, realize that it can be a focus point for inspiration as well.    People can turn their grief into something positive.   For one man, his inspiration was in the form of his art.   For more on how he is coping with grief please read below: Dealing With Grief: Inspiration in Depression. The human propensity for turning profound loss into blessed opportunity can be found in the life and work of Antioch’s Guy Combes. Eight years after the shocking death of

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Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Offers a Variety of Steps to Overcome Post Holiday Depression and Grief Grief counseling can help many people overcome post holiday depression but simple steps can also help one avoid meetings with a counselor.  While many people look for new goals in the coming year to keep on track after Christmas and New Year festivities, there are also many smaller things one can do to get oneself back on track. Ann Pietrangelo from Care2 writes about ten ways you can overcome Post Holiday Blues in her article, “10 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues’ When that last

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Post Holiday Depression and Grief Counseling

Post Holiday Depression and Grief Counseling

Grief and Depression After the Holidays With all the excitement and mystery of Christmas on its way out, many are left with cold weather, wrapping paper, smashed boxes and a withering tree at the end of the driveway.  Grief Counselors may find themselves counseling many people towards ways to rediscover balance and a normal routine again after the Holidays.  Part of the blame is society.  While society turns Christmas and the holidays into a capitalistic endeavor that begins after Thanksgiving dinner and ends the day after Christmas, people are left with an emptiness.  Spirituality and a true understanding of the

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Newtown Funerals Continue

The Grief of Newtown Continues After the violence comes the sadness for Newtown, as a week before Christmas, twenty children and six adults are laid to rest throughout the town.  The grief blankets the entire town. Michael Melia of the Huffington Post writes about these sad funerals in his article, “Newtown Funerals Become A Sad Routine” To read the article, please click here To learn more about grief counseling courses, please review the program and click here and please remember in your prayers the families of Newtown If you would like training in grief counseling, then please review the program.  

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Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling and the Love of a Pet While pets and animals cannot remove the evil of man in this world, they certainly can show us the more innocent side of life.  Grief counseling has always utilized the gentle eyes of our animal friends in grief recovery. AC360 tonight with Anderson Cooper will have a special show regarding the love and joy an animal can bring to sadness and grief.  In “Dogs Help Newtown Heal”, a Christian group brings the love of Golden Retrievers to Newtown to visit and console the children and families. To read the entire article, please click